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Inflation & hiring challenges force small businesses to react

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Small Business Insights: Inflation and hiring challenges force small businesses to react Our latest Small Business Insights report looks at the big issues facing U.S. small …

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Classic news: Anti-gay activist gets pie to the face

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In 1977, the singer and former Miss Oklahoma Anita Bryant was holding a press conference in Des Moines – the subject of which was her long-standing …

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Can you apply for an EIDL loan twice?

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Income-contingent repayment plan explained

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Income-contingent payment (ICR) plans are one kind and can help make federal student loan payments more affordable. The income-contingent repayment plan allows you to extend your …

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The ultimate guide to traveling solo

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Solo travel is a great way to learn about the world, discover who you are, and push your comfort zone boundaries. However, solo travel can get intimidating (there’s so …

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What are adaptogens & can they help you sleep better?

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In the world of health, there always seems to be something new just around the corner that everyone wants to try. While some of these trends …

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13 funny money lessons from classic horror franchises

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We’ve investigated hundreds of movies, TV shows and video games for cases where insurance would have helped our heroes protect against survival situations. Unfortunately, most of …

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Investing myths you shouldn’t fall for

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 Yet they persist, largely because too many people consider money a “taboo” subject and avoid talking about it. Many of us also never question these assumptions, …

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Strategies to pay back federal student loans

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  The prospect of paying back your student loans may seem daunting, but there are strategies you can take to pay off your federal student loan …

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9 ways to pay for IVF treatment

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Couples who are finding it hard to get pregnant can often feel isolated while they’re going through this difficult experience. But struggling with fertility is actually …

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Love to ski? Here’s where you can hit the slopes the soonest

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Are you dreaming of your first run down the mountain? Well, get your skis or snowboard out because you don’t have to wait as long as …

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10 things you should know about the real Hobbit village

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At the beginning of August, Amazon Prime released a first look at their much-anticipated Lord of the Rings series set to release September 2022, and suddenly fans …

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Is this Gen X’s favorite film maker?

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Wes Anderson might just be one of the most well-known and creative directors of all time. From a creative standpoint, there is absolutely no one quite …

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Crisp cider cocktails perfect for Autumn sipping

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Is it really fall if you don’t have apple cider? Sure, you can put on your favorite sweater, watch the leaves change and carve some pumpkins, but unless you have …

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Buying a house? Here are 20 ways to save

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Your home is likely the most expensive thing you’ll ever purchase and you’ll spend years paying it off. You’ll want to make sure to find a …

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Understanding student loan requirements

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Whether you apply for federal or private loans, there are several student loan requirements you’ll need to meet. Those requirements can vary depending on what type …

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Solar panel financing in 4 ways

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Installing solar panels in your home can be one way to do your part for the planet, but the cost to purchase and have them installed …

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The best food city in every state

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The United States has no shortage of premier culinary destinations and small-town food hotspots. As American foodies look forward to fall harvests and perfect outdoor dining …

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Cottagecore: Cute & cozy design ideas for your bedroom

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Vases of handpicked flowers. Sumptuous textures like velvet and wool. Antiques galore. What do these things have in common? They’re all aspects of cottagecore, the latest …

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The most popular cars in these western states

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Car buyers in the west have a host of extreme weather conditions to consider. This vast region of the U.S. experiences regular rain, fog, snow and …

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5 common keto mistakes people make

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Let’s be honest: There’s certainly an appeal to a diet where its A-OK to eat steak, nibble on cheese cubes and slather butter on your veggies. …

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Global delicacies that are definitely an acquired taste

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  As human beings, we all have a lot in common, and when we’re united in a common cause, there’s no challenge we can’t overcome. Unfortunately, …

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What does an extended warranty cover on a car?

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It’s great to have the security of a warranty so that you know expensive repairs will be covered. But what happens when that warranty times out? That’s …

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50 investment phrases, decoded

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Any new endeavor — from rock climbing to investing — means getting familiar with new words and phrases. Some investment terms may seem complex, but this …

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Seniors in these states will have the best retirement

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Every Harry Potter movie, ranked

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Fall is upon us. For some, that means pumpkin spice lattes, hot apple cider and decorative gourds. For others, though, it means binge-watching every movie in the Harry Potter series, …

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Favorite childhood holiday treats that need to come back

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There is something about the holiday season that just makes you yearn for the traditional. The vintage. The days of yore when life was simple and …

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Applying for a microloan for your startup

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If you’re just starting up your company, you may need a little extra financial help to get your business up and running. You might not need a …

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The most common reasons why your marriage could break up

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Brides and grooms typically go into a marriage thinking until death do us part. Still, for every 1,000 marriages in the U.S. in 2019, 14.9 ended …

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4 ways to be the best sleep partner possible

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Research shows that a healthy relationship depends on healthy sleep. The New York Times reports that couples experience worse conflict when one or both partners is sleep deprived. The …

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10 reasons why so many people retire poor

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With the cost of living going up and the minimum wage going down, the number of poor retirees is on the rise. Workers can barely stick …

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12 genius ways to use up your leftover chicken

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One of the biggest struggles of eating kosher food on a budget is that meat and chicken are so expensive! When I make chicken, I try …

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11 truths about money that could change your life

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I have been interested in personal finance for over a decade now. I’ve learned a lot about money, investing, and the psychology behind money. I have …

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Last-minute Halloween recipes & party ideas

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Looking for some last-minute Halloween party food recipes that’ll give your guests a fright (well, maybe only when they run out)? Or how about some Halloween party ideas that are …

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Do you know the origin of these 12 deceptive food names?

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Are the following foods actually from the country referenced in their names? Image Credit: Olha_Afanasieva. 1. Brussels Sprouts Image Credit: bhofack2/ istockphoto. Kind of The ancestors …

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If you’re scared of doing this with your money, you aren’t alone

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Most people worry about money, and some of them even have a fear of spending money. Americans think and worry about money most of the time. …

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The most popular cars in these western states

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Car buyers in the west have a host of extreme weather conditions to consider. This vast region of the U.S. experiences regular rain, fog, snow and …

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35 money facts that seem too weird to be true

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These were originally written for a trivia night with friends, but they went over so well that I wanted to share with you 35 amusing facts …

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The one must-try bacon in every state

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Let’s be clear. This list isn’t based on any type of scientific poll. The very notion that some group of Americans who I don’t even know …

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A small business guide to identifying & preventing payroll fraud

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  When you think about employee theft in your company, you likely consider acts such as employees stealing inventory or company or customer information through cyber …

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A small business guide to understanding the product life cycle

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  If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner, you may not realize how unlikely a new product is to succeed. Clayton Christensen, a professor at Harvard …

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How to buy a home when you’re single

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  Buying a house as a single woman has become more mainstream over the past few decades. This rise is partly due to an increase in …

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The best college towns in America

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With many colleges opting to go back to in-person this fall, they are navigating a second year of pandemic measures. For many, proof of vaccination and …

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8 hidden moving expenses you shouldn’t ignore

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Whether you’re moving across the country or just across town, one of the first things you should do before loading up your boxes is create a …

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8 of the most pristine & beautiful lakes in Minnesota

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Minnesota isn’t called the land of 10,000 lakes for nothing (in fact, the state actually has more than 20,000 lakes). Big lakes, small lakes, narrow lakes …

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Here are your favorite Netflix shows recreated with LEGOs

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Watched a lot of Netflix Originals lately? Made a lot of LEGO? You’re not alone. All this extra time at home has driven everyone to obsess over …

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40 global fast foods that everyone should try

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You may not be able to travel the globe right now, but you can bring the flavors of the world into your house.  Since the pandemic …

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The most popular dog names in the world

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Take Fauci, a brown Lagotto Romagnolo born in the springtime of 2020. Fauci shares her Italian heritage with Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to the US …

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Want a really smart dog? Check out these 29 breeds

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Every dog parent wants to believe their precious furry baby is the smartest dog on the block. Their love for these little (and sometimes not so …

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These American cities have the most affordable mansions

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If life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are our inalienable rights, and homeownership the prevailing American dream, where on the spectrum of driving desires does …